Doulas are making a difference for families worldwide.DONA International is the leader in evidence-based doula training, certification and continuing education. Our doulas are the world's best! What is a doula?
I want to FIND a doula.
Parents, DONA International can help you connect with a professional, highly skilled birth or postpartum doula in your area.
I want to BECOME a doula.
It’s an incredible time to start your journey as a birth or postpartum doula. Let’s explore this path together.
“If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.”Dr. John H. Kennell
We’re Here for You
DONA International is member driven and we are here to support you! Connect with the professional staff in our home office, a member of the board of directors or your state/regional representative.
Webinars and Continuing Education
DONA International offers several online on-demand webinars for continuing education for our doulas and birth professionals alike!
Visit our continuing education page to find an in-person or online learning experience to enhance your doula skills (practice) or doula business.
Reporters and Editors… Let’s talk!
Every week, DONA International is contacted by reporters and editors around the world. As representatives of the world’s leading doula organization, we’d love to talk as we increase awareness about the benefits of doula support to families globally!
DONA International and our doulas have contributed to many articles including pieces by The New York Times, Essence magazine, The Washington Post, The Bump, Fit Pregnancy, and more!
Introduction to March for Moms March for Moms (MfM) is gearing up for their third annual event on the National Mall in Washington DC, to rally and raise awareness of maternal mortality and morbidity in the United States in the childbearing year. On Saturday, May 11th,...read more
Cesarean Awareness Month April is Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM) and this month, many perinatal organizations are focusing on the impact cesarean birth has on parents and babies. In the USA, the current cesarean rate is just under 32%. While this rate has been slowly...read more
By Sharon Muza, CD/BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE Introduction to Black Maternal Health Week April is Minority Health Month in the United States. Minority Health Month is a “month-long initiative to advance health equity across the country on behalf of all racial and...read more
By Sharon Muza, BS, CD/BDT(DONA), LCCE, CLE March 22nd-28th is World Doula Week, originally designated in 2011 as “Doula Day” by Ruti Karni Horowitz. Since then, the celebration has expanded to a full week and is recognized by doula organizations all around the world....read more